Pathfinder | 131 pts
In my opinion, this is one of the most rewarding hikes in the immediate Nashville area. Only a short drive west of downtown to Exit 188, it makes for a great half-day hike. We began on the trail around 4:00, went first to the Tunnel to play in the water, then completed the hike by climbing the relatively steep path up the bluff. The late afternoon sun was perfect for pictures of the farms to the south and north. All along the ridge are clear spots for gazing at the landscape. Just near the end of the trail is a rock bluff that is devoid of trees and allows unhindered views of the river and hills miles away. The hike would be perfect for catching a sunrise, while sunsets are more difficult to see through trees. Curiosity may compel you to hike past the "Private Property - Go Back Now" sign, but I found from personal experience that the best of the hike is behind you. The trail empties into a road leading back to the Narrows Tunnel that is used for canoe rentals.